It has been a challenge and quite some watchfulness was required in becoming an observer of my thoughts and detaching from them and choosing which ones were unwelcome. But the effort has been worthwhile. I am sure with time, we can change the thoughts and see the extraordinary effect of the shift within and without!
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Thanks for the summary of my mental struggle over the past 35 years. In February 1986, at the age of 30 and with the chance of starting a new life in Finland, I decided to embrace life to the fullest. In 1996, in a mental crisis, I decided to not think negatively any more. In 2016, mindfulness came into my life. Now, with profound changes in my daily life, the struggle goes on for integrating all this in a healthy daily routine.
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I agree it takes a decade or more to integrate trauma or life-changing experiences. The journey is long with consistent effort and awareness. Some choose to remain in superficial pretence of ‘all is well’ while some like us, want to really heal and choose health. Though tough, its the best decision ever to be a new you, a healed and far more balanced one. Thank you for sharing your experience.